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Saturday, June 18, 2016
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12 noon–5 pm
8840 Walker Mill Road
District Heights, Maryland 20747
The Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Walker Mill Regional Park.
This free family event is open to the public, and will be held rain or shine.
As a part of our ongoing mission to provide exciting and unique cultural programming to county residents, the Juneteenth celebration is a must-attend event that will surely delight all.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth.
From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Juneteenth is an official holiday recognized in over 43 states and the District of Columbia.
Need more information?
Please contact the Black History Program coordinators firstname.lastname@example.org or Arts and Cultural Heritage Division at 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.